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400 workers at marshmallow Peeps plant go on strike
The workers are protesting the company's proposals on wages, health benefits and switching from a pension plan to a 401(k).
470 points by The Denver Post | Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Allentown Pennsylvania Just Born brands Marshmallow Peeps Trade union Brand name confectionery
Peeps factory workers go on strike against Pennsylvania company
Hundreds of striking union workers at a Pennsylvania Peeps plant are saying it's not that sweet to work for their confection company.
1372 points by Daily News | Trade union Confectionery Just Born brands Lehigh Valley Employment Strike action Candy Pension
Two motorcyclists killed in crash involving a deer

10 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lehigh Valley Northampton County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Allentown Pennsylvania Carbon County Pennsylvania Wind Gap Pennsylvania The Poconos Monroe County Pennsylvania
Man beaten to death with shotgun, shoved in car trunk
BETHELHEM, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man police allege was high on a synthetic drug is accused of bludgeoning another man to death with a shotgun before an accomplice helped him hide the body in the trunk of a car.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania English-language films Northampton County Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Black-and-white films Nazareth Pennsylvania Easton Pennsylvania Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Olympus' redesigned scope is linked to infection outbreak
Doctors have tied a superbug outbreak at a foreign health facility to a medical scope that Olympus modified last year in an attempt to reduce its risk of spreading bacteria between patients. Five patients treated with the modified device tested positive for the same potentially deadly bacteria,...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Endoscopy Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography Lehigh Valley Digestion Lehigh County Pennsylvania United States Senate Hospital 2015
Former Pa. Turnpike worker is acquitted of theft charges
A former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission employee based in Bucks County has been acquitted of charges that she stole $5,900 from the agency by falsifying her time records.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Allentown Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Lehigh County Pennsylvania Bucks County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Pennsylvania Interstate 476 Philadelphia
Pennsylvania turnpike eases storm-related speed restrictions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Turnpike has lifted a 45 mph speed limit on most of system's main east-west toll road.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Turnpike Road Pennsylvania Toll road Lehigh Valley Interstate 76 New Jersey Turnpike New Jersey
Pa. Turnpike employee acquitted of theft charges
A former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission employee based in Bucks County has been acquitted of charges that she stole $5,900 from the agency by falsifying her time records.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Allentown Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Lehigh County Pennsylvania Bucks County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Interstate 476 Philadelphia Bullying
Nine days late, Syrians make it to new home in Pennsylvania
ALLENTOWN — Their flight landed about one hour early and nine days late at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday morning. And though the six Syrian immigrants had cleared customs back in Abu Dhabi, Sarmad Assali let out a short cry of relief when she saw the family walk around a corner and into sight.
8 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Donald Trump Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Allentown Pennsylvania Dubai Charles Dent
Major bridge to stay closed 2 more months for repairs
A heavily traveled bridge linking Pennsylvania and New Jersey that has a fractured steel truss is expected to remain closed for at least two more months, Pennsylvania Turnpike officials said Friday.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Pennsylvania Turnpike Interstate Highway System Pennsylvania Philadelphia Lehigh Valley Associated Press New Jersey Turnpike Delaware Valley
Pennsylvania home found with record-high radon reading
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says a record-breaking amount of radon gas has been detected at a newly constructed home in eastern Pennsylvania. Radon is a naturally occurring gas caused by the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks, and is known to cause ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Lehigh County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Allentown Pennsylvania Uranium Uranium mining Radon Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Nurturing nature at Bethlehem's Hoover-Mason Trestle
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Not everything is coming up roses at the Hoover-Mason Trestle at Bethlehem's SteelStacks. Ironweed, sumac, switch grass, black birch, blue asters, Virginia creepers and other plants are also growing along the elevated walkway that takes visitors over the narrow-gauge rail that Bethlehem Steel once used to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Gardening Birch Garden Lehigh Valley Plant Invasive species National Wildlife Federation Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Cross-country runner gets run down by band of brutal Bambis
He got bucked up.
191 points by Daily News | Track and field athletics Lehigh Valley Lehigh County Pennsylvania American film actors
Judge: Drunken man, not casino, to blame for fiancee attack
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A man who drunkenly assaulted his fiancee last year and now can't find a job because of his conviction and prison sentence has no one to blame but himself, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out his lawsuit against a casino he accused of serving him too many free drinks.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lehigh Valley Assault Allentown Pennsylvania Crime Law Las Vegas Strip Bethlehem Pennsylvania Sands Hotel
Judge tosses suit by man who claimed drinks at Pa. casino sparked beating of girlfriend
A judge on Wednesday tossed a civil suit by a man who claimed he severely beat his girlfriend in 2012 because a Pennsylvania casino served him 15 double whiskeys, The Morning Call reports.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lehigh Valley Allentown Pennsylvania Las Vegas Strip Bethlehem Pennsylvania Northampton County Pennsylvania Sands Hotel Hotel
Transformer fire closes Pennsylvania gas-fired power plant
BANGOR, Pa. (AP) - A natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Pennsylvania has been shut down indefinitely after an electrical transformer caught fire.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Northampton County Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Townships in Pennsylvania Lower Mount Bethel Township Northampton County Pennsylvania
Report: Wounded state trooper to sue alleged shooter

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